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Doctor insights on: Zemplar Capsules Dosage

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Paricalcitol (Definition)

Paricalcitol is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Kidney disease:is calcitriol as effective as zemplar for parathyroid control?

Kidney disease:is calcitriol as effective as zemplar for parathyroid control?

Yes: Till date, not a single medical study has shown the superiority (with respect to clinical outcomes) of any one form of active vitamin d or vitamin d analogue for treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with kidney disease. Calcitriol tends to be cheaper and often used as a "first line". It is as effective as zemplar clinically but might cause more hyperphosphatemia or hypercalcemia. ...Read more

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Is calcitriol or paricalcitol better for treating hypoparathyroidism? Yes, hypo, not hyper.

Is calcitriol or paricalcitol better for treating hypoparathyroidism? Yes, hypo, not hyper.

Calcitriol: calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D used for treatment of hypocalcemia ( low calcium) associated with Hypoparathyroidism. Paraclcitriol is used for treatment of Hyperparathyroism associated with kidney failure. Very soon next year we may have a parathyroid hormone analauge to treat Hypoparathyroidism. ...Read more

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Are focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR capsules dividable into a lower dosage without losing the XR effect?

Are focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR capsules dividable into a lower dosage without losing the XR effect?

Not dividable : Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr capsules may be swallowed whole or capsule contents can be sprinkled on applesauce (children). Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr and/or their contents should not be crushed, chewed, or divided. Discuss a lower dosage with your prescribing doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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0.5 g of ampicillin dosage available is 250 mg capsules how will i give?

0.5 g of ampicillin dosage available is 250 mg capsules how will i give?

Two tablets: 0.5 grams is 500 milligrams, so if the prescribed dose is 0.5 grams, 2 250 milligram capsules will get you there. ...Read more

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What dosage of spiriluna for 2.5 yr. boy & 6.5 yr. girl? Can Children take DXN Spirulina Capsules?

What dosage of spiriluna for 2.5 yr. boy & 6.5 yr. girl? Can Children take DXN Spirulina Capsules?

Dose unknown: The only time I have seen this used is as a vitamin supplement for exotic birds. In nearly 4 decades of working with kids in the US and overseas, I have never heard of any use for them. It may be something specific to the cultural practices in your local, but not a part of care here. ...Read more

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Daily dosage for bupropionhcl?

Daily dosage for bupropionhcl?

Varies by response: Bupropion comes in several verstions--immediate release, twoce daily dosage form, and once-daily doseage form. Typical ranges are 200 to 450 mg a day. 450 mg is the maximum recommended doses because there is an increased risk of seizures above that dose. As with all antidepressants, the dose any individual needs varies and depends on condition being treated and side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Zemplar (Definition)

Zemplar is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more